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Experience makes Waddell best choice

DEAR EDITOR:

I have had the pleasure over the past seven years to work with Newton Falls former Mayor and now 3rd Ward Councilman Lyle Waddell.

He has worked vigorously to establish new relationships with key governmental entities. As mayor, he joined the Mahoning River Corridor Mayors Association representing Trumbull and Mahoning counties to bring to light the economic potential the river has for Newton Falls. He also brought the Mayors River Corridor team to Newton Falls for a luncheon and tour of the area. Some had never been here.

As mayor, he also established strong ties with the Youngstown Warren Chamber of Commerce for marketing Newton Falls and those with whom we meet on a regular basis. A number of chamber events held in Newton Falls never before happened here, such as “Lattes and Legislators” events that featured state Sen. Sean O’Brien, U.S. Rep. and former Ohio State championship wide receiver Anthony Gonzales and U.S. Rep. David Joyce.

Lyle also played a key role in bringing the Missile Defense Breakfast here to Newton Falls in conjunction with the local Chamber of Commerce. As mayor and now councilman, Lyle helped establish ties with our friends to the west, Portage County Commissioner Sabrina Christian-Bennett, with whom we now have had several meetings in regards to the arsenal. Lyle also has been active in the Ohio Municipal League and is now on its board. Never has an elected official from Newton Falls taken part on a board that helps establish policy for Ohio’s small towns and villages.

Through these different events, Lyle Waddell has brought to Newton Falls a number of dignitaries from across Ohio who were exposed to a bit of Americana here, bankers, potential businesses, elected officials and more. Lyle has also met with private investors regarding the development of the Route 5 Corridor. Under Lyle’s tenure as mayor and councilman, Newton Falls has been marketed extensively — as never before.

I endorse Lyle Waddell as 3rd Ward councilman, in order that we may continue to build on the foundation laid for growth and success in Newton Falls.

TARRY A. ALBERINI

Newton Falls

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